Week 10 Transnational organised crime - Week#10 Human rights and Transnational organized crime Q How are Human rights standards and treaties influence

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Week#10: Human rights and Transnational organized crime Q : How are Human rights standards and treaties influence state behaviour? (do they matter) l/A: does it depend on ngos bring issues to the international agenda holding states accountable or have states internalized them like turkey adhering to them to boost the prospect of EU membership? C: universal declaration took forty years to be sign ed by all states (takes tine to internalize) Q : How has Monitoring vis a vis human rights faired l/A: involves complaints, reviewing and recommending on state reports and 67 CHR empowered to investigate South africa and southern Rhodesia 70 authorized to investigate individual complaints created working groups on specific human rights issues which proliferated (disappearance chile) 96 disappearance group reported the end of disappearances New eco soc: appoint experts and public procedure/ investigations limited scope of activity due to limited publicity treaties: 8 committees elected to review reports (e.g. Human rights report who conduct open committees and state human right action to the media.) 90s: development in UN monitoring monitoring in peacekeeping: el salvador later in early 90s election monitoring 92 HRC can publish it conclusion C: UN approach problematic but did enable some slow growth monitoring mechanism established in stages one step forward two steps back is HRC ineffective or has it overcome substantial difficulties
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Q : Does UN monitoring make a difference? l/A: Yes: south Africa No: Antagonization of Russia in it dealing with United states and Nato in Europe governments put in spotlight make violations worse Linted UN: China and Tienanmen square. China challenging the comission of human rights members. 93 china block s us actions in resoultion in humanr rights 2005: secured agreement with china for offical vist, however with restricitons china hold seat on human rights council and blocked efforts to investigate in its human rights C: yes monitoring can change action of states (Sotuth africa) it could have been the sanctions which actually changed their behaviour no monitoring can worsen Human rights violations by antagonizing states
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